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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Star Trek, Star Wars, Cat Noir and Ladybug, One Punch Man, and More
Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving communities of costuming that exist, such as and the Superhero Costuming Forum.

Yale admin. may leave to teach preschoolers who 'don't try to get you fired' - Campus Reform
"halloween costumes" - Google News - Feb 8, 2016

Campus Reform

Yale admin. may leave to teach preschoolers who 'don't try to get you fired'
Campus Reform
Erika Christakis came under fire in October after sending a response to a mass email concerning offensive Halloween costumes. A Yale University administrator who has gone on sabbatical to avoid the opprobrium of students who object to her defense of ...


Is Left Shark At The 2016 Super Bowl? Twitter Won't Give Up Hope On Last Year's Halftime Show Legend
The sea creature even inspired Halloween costumes. Ever since Super Bowl 50 started, tons of fans on Twitter are rooting for a Left Shark comeback. The biggest question of the night isn't "Will the Panthers beat the Broncos?" Instead, everybody is ...

Yale Educator Recounts ‘Painful Experience’ of Halloween Email Furor
NYT > Halloween - Feb 7, 2016
Erika Christakis, a former lecturer at Yale, spoke for the first time in an interview about her experience as an unwitting target over campus protests against racial insensitivity.

New York Times

Yale Educator Recounts 'Painful Experience' of Halloween Email Furor
New York Times
It was still hard to believe that everyone had been so upset about “hypothetical” Halloween costumes, she said. She may yet return to college lecturing. Or she might go back to her roots. “I'm toying with going back into an early childhood classroom in ...

Zero tolerance: Naming my cosplay harasser
ChicagoNow (blog)
My feelings about this event are coming to a head now. In 2016, Ron Ladao is an official photographer for Uchicon and We Are Cosplay events like the Chicago St. Patrick Day Parade and Cospys. More and more, I have to decide if I want to see this ...

The Week in Tolkien Cosplay – February 5, 2016
Welcome to the Week in Tolkien Cosplay! Each week, we'll be picking a few of our favorite Tolkien-inspired costumes. If you'd like to be considered for an upcoming post, please send in your photo and the following information to :.

The Breeze

Uncovering the mask: JMU's new cosplay guild
The Breeze
It's used as a form of self-expression, which allows cosplayers to dress up in costume as various characters, at any given time. Senior English major Casey Sanders is the president and founder of the Cosplay Guild at JMU. “Being that character for a ...


All the Awesome Cosplay from PAX South
By Sean Finnegan PAX South is in full swing, and IGN is committed to bringing you photos and videos of all the coolest cosplay on the show floor and beyond. I will be shooting all three days and updating this very page with new photos and videos, so ...

Wonder Costumes Makes Kids Smile with Donation to Switchboard of Miami (press release)
Miami, FL, January 29, 2016 --( With over a decade in the costume industry and a reputation for excellence, Wonder Costumes continues to serve clients in all 50 states and across the world. From the United States to South America, Asia, Europe

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Today, 01-22-16, I read an article on the Supreme Court deciding the legality of cosplay and whether cosplayers can be sued by the creating company for copying a characters design. I did a quick Google search and came up with several articles on the ...

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Batman Vs. Superman Halloween Costumes Revealed
Cosmic Book News - Comics
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, ...

Yale Lecturer Resigns After Email on Halloween Costumes
NYT > Halloween - Dec 8, 2015
Erika Christakis, who had suggested there could be negative consequences to the university’s directive to be sensitive when choosing Halloween costumes, resigned from her position voluntarily, the school said.
Telephone Time Warp
NYT > Halloween - Nov 24, 2015
Halloween trick-or-treaters were stumped by the old-fashioned phone outside the door that was part of the evening's fun.
Yale’s Halloween Advice Stokes a Racially Charged Debate
NYT > Halloween - Nov 9, 2015
Racial tension escalated over whether the administration was sensitive enough to concerns about Halloween costumes that could be seen as culturally offensive.
Mourners Gather to Remember Two Victims of Halloween Crash in the Bronx
NYT > Halloween - Nov 8, 2015
Relatives and friends honored Louis Perez and his granddaughter Nyanna Aquil who were struck and killed by a car while trick-or-treating on Halloween.
Connecticut School Seeks to Expel 2 Accused of Wearing Columbine Costumes
NYT > Halloween - Nov 6, 2015
Some residents in Litchfield said the threats played on widespread fears in a town that is less than an hour from Newtown, where a school massacre took place three years ago.

“My culture is not a costume”
The Ithacan
The Halloween costume industry, and Hollywood, has exploited the profession and turned it into a highly sexualized and racially charged costume for anyone to don. Its display and marketing allow consumers to assume that geishas represent all East Asian

Fatal Crash in the Bronx Unites Two Families in Grief
NYT > Halloween - Nov 2, 2015
Emergency medical workers told the police that Howard Unger, of the Bronx, may have had a seizure before his sedan drove onto a sidewalk packed with trick-or-treaters.

Shropshire shop bosses join Claudia Winkelman in alerting parents to costume dangers
“We have a poster in the shop window telling parents not to play with children's safety, and one to ensure that safety is to buy goods with the relevant CE safety marking. You need to look out for the companies that lead the costume industry in quality ...

Halloween Costume Correctness on Campus: Feel Free to Be You, but Not Me
NYT > Halloween - Oct 31, 2015
Universities and student groups are issuing recommendations about costumes, which tread a line between flattery and mockery that is not always obvious.

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